OB appt: 8:25 am
Goal for arriving at OB appt: 8:15 am with time to spare.
Intention to prepare, shower, drive cautiously and carefully, all with lots of time to spare.
Reality: Begin day at 6 am, get through breakfast and school prep with kids, get them on the bus on time at 7:15 am, watch youtube and drink tea till 7:55 am, then check google maps to see how long it takes to get to ob appt. Freak out, take a five minute shower, throw on clothes and race out the door, peeling out in the driveway while frantically punching the address into my phone. Drive like hell to get there, only to be stopped by a l-o-n-g train. Spend a furious amount of brain power in an enraged fury about the purpose and/or usefulness and/or efficiency of transporting stuff by train.
Careen into the parking lot at 8:30 am and arrive breathless at the desk to check in.
Pat on the back for making it on time (i.e. before being charged a fee for being a no-show.) Add an additional hurrah for not having a high blood pressure reading despite crazy use of daredevil driving tactics.